Spooks are in store for Halloween 2015 when Destination America looks to make history with its broadcast of the first-ever live exorcism on television, and A&E follows a descendant of the Bell Witch Curse as he digs deep into the origins of the curse that plagues his family. Paramount Pictures offers a new take on the zombie apocalypse as a group of boy scouts look to save the world from the undead.

Taylor Swift's mega successful album "1989" gets the rock 'n' roll treatment by Ryan Adams, and purveyors of soul-funk Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings aim to get fans in the Christmas spirit with a holiday album.

"Portlandia" star and frontwoman of the indie rock group Sleater-Kinney releases her memoir that chronicles her rise in the mid-'90s music scene, and an anthology of Sherlock Holmes stories edited by Otto Penzler will re-introduce the beloved detective to a new generation.

Check out what else is in store in HNGN's week ahead in entertainment:

In Theaters (Oct. 30)

"Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse"

Cloris Leachman, David Koechner and Halston Sage all star in Paramount Pictures' scouts vs. zombie film. The lifelong friends team up with a cocktail waitress to save their town and the world from the undead - and earn the badge of a lifetime.

"Our Brand Is Crisis"

When a Bolivian president needs help balancing the polls in his favor, an American management team spearheaded by Sandra Bullock comes in to offer its expertise. Bullock's character "Calamity" Jane Bodine's arch nemesis Pat Candy (played by Billy Bob Thornton) is hired by the opposing candidate, and both teams battle it out to win on the campaign trail.


Hollywood hunk Bradley Cooper plays Adam Jones, a two-star Michelin chef looking to redeem himself with the help of Sienna Miller's character Helene. Together, they seek out Jones' third star and come out on top of the Paris culinary scene.

TV Premieres

Destination America's "Exorcism: Live!" (Friday, Oct. 30 at 9 p.m. )

Paranormal investigative team the Tennessee Wraith Chasers (of Destination America's "Ghost Asylum") team up with psychic medium Chip Coffey to perform the first-ever live broadcast of an exorcism on Halloween eve night, to take place in the home that inspired the 1973 film "The Exorcist."

A&E's "Cursed: The Bell Witch" (Monday October 26 at 10 p.m.)

John Ceallach, a direct descendant of the Bell Witch Curse, the "deadliest" haunting in American history, seeks the help of Chad Higginbotham to find out the origins of the curse in order to save Ceallach's son, who is next to inherit the curse.

ABC's "Wicked City" (Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 10 p.m.)

The new series devotes a whole season to one specific era in Los Angeles' history, and the first season will focus on the drug-fueled music scene of the Sunset Strip in the 1980s, starring "Gossip Girl" star Ed Westwick and Taissa Farmiga of "American Horror Story."

Album Releases (Oct. 30)

1989 by Ryan Adams

Indie rock star Ryan Adams offers his interpretation of Taylor Swift's career-defining album "1989" and reimagines pop hits like "Bad Blood" and "Shake It Off" as indie rock songs.

It's A Holiday Soul Party by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Soul-funk powerhouse Sharon Jones and her band The Dap-Kings infuse their retro style of music into Christmas songs, with covers of favorites like "Silent Night" and original songs like "Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects."

Mutiny at Muscle Beach by Nightbirds

Surf punks Nightbirds release their third LP, which is 25 minutes worth of fast-paced, energetic punk rock in the vein of 1980s-era bands like Dead Kennedys and Circle Jerks.

DVD Releases

The Gift



Books (Oct. 27)

The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories

Edited by Otto Penzler, this anthology offers 83 of the most beloved stories by the most endearing detective Sherlock Holmes and includes stories by Sherlock-inspired authors Leslie S. Klinger, Laurie R. King and Daniel Stashower.

And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK

The book by Kevin M. Burke and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. is a companion piece for PBS' upcoming series of the same title and explores the past 60 years of African American history, beginning with the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X.

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

Carrie Brownstein earned mainstream success as the star of IFC's "Portlandia," but she cut her teeth as the frontwoman of indie rock darlings Sleater-Kinney. Her memoir chronicles her rise in the mid-'90s rock scene and offers a look into her journey to self-discovery.